Cummins Helps Ensure Generator Set Reliability with nCode GlyphWorks Test Data Analysis Software
Cummins Power Generation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of diesel engine generator sets, spark-ignited natural gas and propane engine generators and lean-burn gas engine generators. All of these products must withstand continual loading in operation and transport while delivering complete reliability to a wide range of critical applications. Cummins engineers utilize static testing, load frame testing, shaker table testing, road testing, etc. to understand fatigue requirements. nCode GlyphWorks test data analysis software plays a critical role by providing the analysis tools needed to make design decisions from large volumes of measured data. “GlyphWorks gives us a wide range of tools that enable us to extrapolate from testing to the real world to ensure that our products can withstand the actual operating conditions in the field,” said Gunjan Maheshwari, Senior Mechanical Engineer: Experimental Mechanics for Cummins Power Generation.
Importance of physical testing
Ensuring life of radiator fans
Producing load histories for shaker tables
Generator set chassis testing
About Cummins Power Generation
Cummins Power Generation designs and builds engine generator sets in the 7 kW to 2.7 MW range, spark–ignited natural gas/propane engine generators in the 7 kW to 150 kW range and lean–burn gas engine generators in the 315 kW to 2 MW range. Cummins Power Generation automatic transfer switches feature microprocessor– based control technology to withstand thousands of switching cycles. The company also provides warranty, planned maintenance, and emergency service including back–up power rental through its network of distributors. Cummins Power Generation is part of Cummins Inc., which has annual sales of more than $18 billion.